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20 Best Pumpkin Recipes (All Types)

Pumpkin Streusel Pie

If you are the kind of person who really looks forward to autumn because you can’t get enough pumpkin spice, you are not alone. Many people look forward to pumpkin season thanks to its abundance of delicious recipes. You can’t go wrong with a classic pumpkin pie, but what about some of the pumpkin recipes you simply do not know yet?

These are some of the options you might want to consider, no matter the time of year.

1. Pumpkin Streusel Pie Is a Spin on a Classic You’ll Love

This is a close look at a sliced pumpkin streusel pie with cinnamon surrounded by ingredients.

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Whether you love the traditional pumpkin pie or you are ready for a new spin on the classic, this pumpkin streusel pie is one you are going to love. The streusel topping is perfect for added crispness, and it really makes the cooking time (one hour and 15 minutes) worth your while. Eight slices of pie await you at the end of this recipe.

You don’t need many ingredients to put this together, but the recipe recommends vegetable shortening to some of the other types of fats you might use.

2. Pumpkin and Chocolate Chips? What a Combo!

Pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies beside cinnamon sticks.

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You probably don’t need to be sold on the concept of turning your pumpkin puree into cookies, but you might not realize the benefit of adding chocolate chips. This cookie is perfect with both ingredients because they give you a crispy exterior and a chewy center. In 50 minutes, you are going to have about 30 cookies that are suitable for sharing. Of course, you’ll definitely want to keep them all for yourself.

3. Pumpkin Cake Makes for Delicious Muffins

A homemade pumpkin cream cheese muffins.

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These muffins use your favorite pumpkin mixture along with a cream cheese filling and a streusel topping. The steps are easy, allowing you to make the filling with just a few ingredients: cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and brown sugar. You’ll also make a streusel topping, which is going to be super crumbly on top.

You’ll beat everything together to create a smooth batter that fits perfectly into your favorite muffin tins. Make sure not to overfill your muffin cups!

4. Pumpkin Penne Is the Perfect Pasta Dish

Penne pasta with sauce of beef, tomato on pumpkin on plate.

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If you love to mix the sweet and savory, you are going to love this pumpkin pasta recipe. The parmesan and pumpkin create a meatless meal that still feels very hefty. Squash simply pairs well with pasta, and it allows you to get some veggies with your carbohydrates.
The whole family will fall in love with the idea of using pumpkin as part of your pasta sauce. This might feel like a shortcut, but it’s really just a way to get a ton of flavor loaded into a vegetarian dish.

5. Wait, Muffins Can Be Healthy?

Healthy pumpkin muffins with traditional fall spices and pumpkin seeds.

Did you know that muffins can be one of the healthiest things you eat all day? This dish uses whole wheat flour and oats to create a naturally sweetened pumpkin muffin. You’ll love the way this dish combines real maple syrup and coconut oil not only for health but also for taste. You can pair these muffins with almond butter or pecan butter.

6. Don’t Feel Like Baking? Make This Cheesecake Instead

No-baked pumpkin spice cheesecake with shortbread crust.

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If you love to make pumpkin desserts, you don’t want to skip this one. This Thanksgiving, you will love this no-bake cheesecake that won’t use up the oven when you are trying to bake your turkey or ham. This classic cheesecake uses a delectable gingersnap crust, but you should feel free to use graham crackers or another cookie crust if you want to change the flavor.

Very few things do not taste good with pumpkin. This cheesecake will be ready to go in less than five hours.

7. Wait . . . Pumpkin Pizza Is a Thing?

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You might not realize it, but pumpkin and pizza actually go really well together. This chicken and pumpkin pizza is going to change the game, especially because you will also use chipotle peppers and chunk salsa to add some spice. You can also make this pizza gluten-free by using a cauliflower pizza crust.

Don’t forget to top your dish with red onion, cilantro, and mozzarella cheese!

8. Pumpkin & Ginger Are a Surprisingly Great Combo

A top view of ginger pumpkin pie on small palter.

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You’re going to get a variety of flavors in this pumpkin and ginger pie. Gingersnap cookies, brown sugar, and ground ginger all pair together to create a delightfully spicy crust. The filling is also pretty sweet, but you’re going to get a bit of spice with cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves.

The pure pumpkin from a can is enough to add the pumpkin flavor that really makes this pie special. It’s perfect to serve at Thanksgiving, but you could get away with this dish during the summer too.

9. A Little Something to Add to Your Hot Drinks

A top view of sliced fresh pumpkins with a 2 glass of pumpkin spice flavored whipped cream.

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If you love hot drinks like coffee and hot chocolate, you do not want to overlook this whipped cream recipe flavored with pumpkin spice. It’s perfect for your desserts too, including your cheesecake or a pumpkin pie. With a delicious whipped cream recipe, you can make everything you make just a little bit sweeter.

It’s deceptively simple and makes everything in the refrigerator taste just a little bit more like autumn.

10. Hummus Elevates Every Snack You Eat

A top view of pumpkin hummus and ingredients on wooden table.

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Pumpkin hummus is savory and sweet, which makes it a great appetizer or snack. The pumpkin flavor adds a lot of flavors that will make this dish stand out. Plus, you can make this dish dairy-free and vegan, which means everybody can enjoy it this year.

The recipe is not unlike other hummus recipes, which means that if you are already familiar with the recipe, you should not have much trouble making this one.

11. Pumpkin Salad Is Deceptively Delightful

A healthy Roasted pumpkin salad.

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Few people think about mixing pumpkin and salad, but this recipe shows that you shouldn’t shy away from it. While this salad may be seasonal, it is certainly delicious at any point of the year. You only need a few ingredients, including a pie pumpkin, shallots, arugula or spinach, cranberries, and apricots.

For the best results, top your salad with crumbly goat cheese and balsamic vinegar.

12. Pumpkin and Onion Dip Is the Missing Companion for Your Chips

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Onion dip is already a great choice for your chips, but what about adding a bit of pumpkin to your dip. You’ll need to add some caramelized onion to get the full effect, but the flavor profile is great with seasonings like sage and nutmeg. Best of all, this onion dip is dairy-free, and it can also be vegan.

On the flip side, you can make it with sour cream or Greek yogurt instead of soaked cashews.

13. Mashed Potatoes Pumped Up With Pumpkin

Mashed potatoes and Crispy bacon and sage in a bowl.

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This might look like a recipe for traditional mashed potatoes at first, but the truth is that this recipe is anything but ordinary. You’ll boil some potatoes as usual, but then you will add some canned pumpkin puree to round out the flavor. What’s more surprising is that you will realize just how well pumpkin, bacon, and sage combine for the perfect pumpkin side dish.

14. Make Your Pumpkin a Breakfast Treat

Serving of pumpkin french toast casserole with maple syrup and powdered sugar.

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Pumpkin isn’t only for Thanksgiving dessert. In fact, some people might say that it works best for breakfast. This pumpkin French toasted casserole is so simple, especially if you use premade brioche as your bread. The recipe really is as easy as slicing the brioche, laying it in a pan, and smothering it with flavor.

Added spices, like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, really help this dish feel at home.

15. Another Breakfast Option Loaded With Pumpkin

A heathy breakfast Pumpkin oatmeal pancakes with maple syrup and nuts.

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Fluffy oatmeal pancakes made with real oats can sweeten your morning. You’re going to love a gluten-free option that you can make with very few tools. Make sure to use a sugar-free pumpkin puree.

You have your choice of milk, but you can make your dish dairy-free by using almond, soy, or oat milk. Vanilla milk flavors are a good choice to pair with cozy spices, including cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger.

16. Pumpkin Cornbread Smothered in Tangy Onions

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This cornbread makes 10 servings and takes just 45 minutes to complete. You’ll mix pumpkin puree and cream cheese with milk, cornmeal, and a variety of other ingredients. You’ll finish the job with pumpkin seeds and red onion, which are going to add a savory flavor to your bread.

Plus, you can pair this bread with nearly any kind of meal, from Indian food to barbecue. You’ll get a wide range of flavors. Make sure to use red onions instead of white or yellow onions if you want to get the full impact of the flavor.

17. Pumpkin Butter Is a Departure From Tradition

A toasted english muffin with pumpkin butter on a rustic wooden table.

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Pumpkin butter requires no dairy, which means they are perfect for everybody no matter their diet. You’ll love this pumpkin butter smeared on toast, yogurt, oatmeal, crepes, smoothies, and more. You can even add a bit of pumpkin butter to your coffee or yogurt for an added bit of flavor.

Some people even find that pumpkin butter is a wonderful addition to other desserts. Anywhere you can add a taste of pumpkin, this dish will work. The butter is super easy to make, and it can last for a long time.

18. Need a Quick Dinner? Try Pumpkin Chili

A zesty Chili con carne with pumpkin.

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Your pumpkin desire does not have to end with desserts. In fact, you have plenty of other options for pumpkin flavors in your favorite dishes, including a savory chili. This dish is smoky and packed with flavor.

Add spicy Italian sausage to create a balance in the sweetness of the pumpkin. The bell pepper and onions will add a thicker consistency, as will the kidney beans and black beans. You can garnish the pumpkin chili with pepitas, sour cream, avocado, and cheese.

19. Add Chickpeas to Your Chili

Vegetarian tasty spicy chili chick pumpkin wild rice soup.

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Creamy chili does not have to be totally smooth. You can achieve a chunky chili flavor with this vegan recipe. You’ll add black beans, chickpeas, vegetables, and other spices to create a fiber-packed dish.

Canned pumpkin can be substituted for butternut squash or sweet potatoes, but why would you want to try anything else? You can also add plenty of cayenne to create a spicier dish, but the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are already a fantastic choice.

20. Pumpkin Souffle, The Perfect Breakfast

A delicious Tartlet of pumpkin Souffléi and meringue.

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One of the biggest surprises of the season might be the fact that pumpkin pairs so well with eggs. You can make a delicious souffle with many of the same ingredients you would traditionally use. The main difference is that you will add a bit of pumpkin too.

This dish serves a group of people, so you’ll be able to make this meal for a bunch of people. You might even be able to prepare it the night before, ensuring you have something ready to serve in the morning.